Port Douglas is a short one hour drive north of Cairns along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia. Home to golden beaches and some of Tropical North Queensland’s most exclusive resorts, the quiet former fishing village of Port Douglas is both sophisticated and relaxed and the perfect place to escape and unwind.
Port Douglas also offers a family holiday filled with fun and adventure. Visit the Low Isles on a sailboat; or spend a few days on a luxury yacht cruising to the outer reefs. Fly over the whole stunning panorama on a helicopter or sea plane scenic flight. For a once in a lifetime experience, go swimming and diving with inquisitive dwarf minke whales in June and July; or view the spectacular annual coral spawning in November.
Port Douglas is also close to the Daintree National Park, where the coral reef meets the rainforest. Mossman Gorge, one of the most visited spots in the Daintree rainforest, is located just a 20 minute drive north of Port Douglas. Go crocodile spotting on the Daintree River or explore the pristine beaches of Cape Tribulation by 4WD. If you’re brave, take a flashlight and take a guided night walk through the jungle. That’s the time when the animals are at their most active and the forest really comes to life.